Magali Simard-Galdès

Soprano, Canada

After a season marked by her debut as Soeur Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites – Opéra de Montréal), a Canadian tour of 30 recitals with the Jeunesses musicales du Canada (Maureen-Forrester Award), or her debut at the Festival de Lanaudière singing the frst Flower-Maiden in Parsifal conducted by Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the young canadian soprano Magali Simard-Galdès' 2017/2018 season includes the roles of Roxane in Di Chiera’s Cyrano and Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto (Opera Carolina), Ève in Dubois’ Paradis Perdu (Atelier lyrique de Tourcoing) and the Mad Chorus in the world premiere of James Rolfe’s The Overcoat (Tapestry Opera and Vancouver Opera Festival). She also sings a recital of Canadian music with Olivier Godin at the Mexico Liederfest in Monterrey, and a Charpentier/Vivaldi program with the Scherzi Musicali ensemble in Avignon.

After graduating from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where she received her masters with unanimous high distinction, she joined the Opéra de Montréal’s young artist program for a two year residency and received a scholarship of excellence following her remarkable studies.

Tree time frst-prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition and regional fnalist of the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, she made in 2015 her international debut in the role of Nicette (Le Pré aux Clercs) at the Wexford Festival Opera, in Ireland and was honored by the Festival, by receiving the Gerard Arnhold Bursary. Her recent appearances include the roles of Le Feu/Rossignol (L’enfant et les sortilèges), Girl (Trouble in Tahiti), Miss Pinkerton (The Old Maid and the Tief), Lilette (Trois jeunes flles nues), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) et Vénus (Orphée aux enfers). Magali gratefully enjoys the valuable support of the Vancouver Opera Guild (2016 Career Development Grant), the Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada (2017 Choquette- Symcox Award)

Former member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal.